One of the major highlight of all the visits to Uganda is Gorilla tracking, the endangered Gorillas inhabit the Virunga Conservation area and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Gorilla Trekking is one of the most sought out adventures as you enjoy a close up with these gentle giants in Uganda.
This rare wildlife experience involves hikes within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in search for the endangered mountain gorillas.
Gorilla tracking experience is challenging as you may have to hike in search of these rare primates in the jungle in some areas.Gorilla tracking may last from 1hr to 8hrs depending where the gorillas nested the night before,you are allowed an hour with the gorillas after you get to their location.
Gorillas live in families of around 10 individuals though just like humans the number keeps varying in accordance to births, deaths and when the black backs decide to leave the group to form their own.
A gorilla family is led by the most powerful silverback with the rest of the group comprising females and younger males. The silverback makes important decisions for the group and protects them from danger.
While Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, you stand a chance of encountering other wildlife since the forest contains many other animals including 90 species of mammals,10 primate species such as the black and white colobus monkeys, green monkeys, Schmidt’s red-tailed monkeys, and duiker.